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10 required courses (198 hours)


Classroom, Online | Learn more


Complete in 8 months, or up to 3 years

Supply chain management is the management of products, services and information from suppliers to customers.

Supply chain management is an exciting, innovative, forward-looking field. Learn how the latest developments in technology, sustainability and risk management can add value to businesses, consumers and the economy with our Supply Chain Management Certificate program.

Whether you are aspiring to a new career as a buyer, procurement specialist, contract administrator, transportation manager or logistics and inventory manager or already work in the sector, this lean, affordable and focused program helps you enhance your knowledge and gain a recognized credential in supply chain management. In addition to covering important fundamentals, the program uses real-world examples, case studies and hands-on activities so you directly apply what you learn. Gain insight into the communication, collaboration and negotiation skills that are critical to an effective, value-creating supply chain. Courses are taught by experienced supply-chain professionals with extensive working experience in all aspects of the field.

This accessible program is designed for working professionals. There are no admissions requirements or application process, and courses are offered regularly throughout the year.


Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Become career-ready | Prepare for a career in supply chain management as a buyer, procurement specialist, contract administrator, transportation manager, or and inventory manager

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Gain hands-on experience | Demonstrate workplace competencies to potential employers

Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning and complete this program from anywhere


Interested in contract management?

Consider our Contract Management Extension Certificate and add value to your organization throughout the contracting process, with important foundational knowledge.

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Course schedule by semester

(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Introduction to Supply Chain Management ON ON ON
Procurement 1 ON CL ON
Inventory and Warehousing ON ON ON
Planning and Scheduling ON CL ON
Procurement 2 ON ON ON
Technology and e-Procurement ON CL ON
Contract Management Lifecycle ON ON ON
Transportation and Global Supply ON CL ON
Effective Workplace Communication ON/CL ON/CL ON
Negotiating Contracts ON ON ON

We strongly recommend completing Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Procurement 1 before registering in the remaining Supply Chain Management courses.



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.

The field of supply chain management includes a broad range of roles, such as the following:

  • Supply chain analyst
  • Production scheduler
  • Inventory controller
  • Logistics manager
  • Sourcing specialist
  • Purchasing analyst
  • Facilities specialist
  • Transportation manager
  • Management analyst/consultant
  • Operations manager

Your role in the industry will depend on your individual interests, previous work experience and educational background.

Survey the wide range of jobs in supply chain management and match your education and experience to those roles using Supply Chain Canada's Connector tool.

To view supply chain-related job postings that are currently available, please visit*: For general information about the supply chain labour market, including past, present, and estimated future demand for workers, please visit the Canadian Supply Chain Research Foundation. Data can be searched based on occupation, geographic region, and industry.

* The job opportunities posted on the above website are provided solely for the student's information. Mount Royal does not endorse, screen or evaluate these opportunities and has no control over the accuracy of the postings or the quality or safety of the opportunities advertised. It is the student's responsibility to investigate these opportunities to ensure that they are appropriate and meet the student's expectations.



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Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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